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Murdered student also Internet porn star

December 6th, 2007

Wichita, Kansas has been in the national spotlight recently after a story broke of a missing Butler Community College student. The search for the student, 18-year-old Emily Sander, came to an end after police found her body about 50 miles east of the town El Dorado, according to Fox News. Sander was last seen on November 23 leaving a bar with 24-year old Israel Mireles.

A bedspread was found near the body from the hotel room Mireles was staying in and blood was found in his room. Mireles’ whereabouts are currently unknown, as well as his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend. Investigators believe she is with Mireles at this time.
According to MSNBC, a rental car Mireles was driving was found abandoned in Vernon, Texas, where the suspect has relatives. Police Chief Tom Boren expressed frustrations while desling with the Mireles family. He said, “We got no information from them at all and very little cooperation.”

But what has added a new twist to the story is the possible secret life Sander had been living before her tragic death. According to MSNBC, nude photos of the student appeared on her popular adult Web site .

Ryan Lewis, a junior at John Carroll University, said, “It’s really tragic that she died so young, she had her whole life ahead of her. Although people have the freedom to do what they want, I think she could have found another way to make money.”
Family and close friends were not happy to hear the news of what she was doing. According to The Associated Press, Sander’s then boyfriend, 20-year-old Michael McAllister, broke up with her as a result.

Police do not believe that Sander’s involvement in Internet pornography had any connection to her disappearance. The results of Sander’s autopsy and cause of her death have been sealed and police cannot release information at this time. Sander’s body was returned to her family and funeral arrangements are underway.